Pam Dixon is an author, researcher, and is the founder and executive director of the World Privacy Forum. She has written nine books, is the editor of a reference volume on privacy, has published hundreds of articles, conducted and published substantial research in the area of privacy, and is well-known for her policy work in consumer privacy. She has testified before Congress and other lawmakers and speaks frequently on privacy issues. Dixon is known for her pioneering research and works in the area of medical identity theft, data brokers and predictive analytics, health privacy, digital signage networks, online privacy, and other aspects of consumer privacy. Prior to founding the World Privacy Forum, Dixon worked with famed Internet privacy and security expert Richard M. Smith as a principle investigator at the Denver University Sturm School of Law’s Privacy Foundation.